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Leading providers are selected for the Prime Minister’s scholarship programme in Asia and Latin America

13 Jul 2022

UP Education students will soon add an international dimension to their learning through the 2022 Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia and Latin America.

The Yoobee College of Creative Innovation and The Culinary Collective, which form part of UP Education, are among the 30 tertiary groups that have been selected by Education New Zealand to deepen New Zealand’s connection with Asia and Latin America.

The Minister of Education, Chris Hipkins, announced the awardees of the Prime Minister’s scholarships encompassing 387 New Zealand students that exude cultural awareness, initiative, and confidence.

The two group programmes awarded to UP Education are:

Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia 2022 group awardees

  • Yoobee College of Creative Innovation: 12-week Metaverse Mentored Internships at WIR Group in Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • The Culinary Collective: 6-week Study Tour in Culinary Arts and Food Innovations at Universitas Katolik Widya Mandala Surabaya and Ottimmo International Mastergourmet Academy in Surabaya, Indonesia.

The Yoobee College Creative Innovation will be sending over 10 students from Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington to Jakarta, Indonesia to expand their knowledge in animation and engineering. The students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the development of cutting-edge augmented reality on a global scale with WIR Group – pioneers in the Southeast Asian technology industry forging innovation in Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Artificial Intelligence. The list of students awarded a scholarship can be found here.

The Culinary Collective will be sending 16 students from Auckland and Hamilton to Surabaya, Indonesia. The students will expand their knowledge in Indonesian cuisine through a suite of food and culinary lectures at major local universities. The scholarship programme is worth over $25,000 – covering food mastery courses, flights, pastoral care, living costs and more. The list of students awarded a scholarship can be found here.

All successful groups will embark on their travel within the next 12 months.

The Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia and Latin America are funded by the New Zealand Government and administered by Education New Zealand.

Since 2013, the scholarships have supported more than 2,400 New Zealanders on life-changing learning experiences in Asia and Latin America to gain work-ready skills in a global context, network and become well-rounded individuals.

Scholarship recipients come from all walks of life and academic fields, including arts, science, business and cookery.

To find out more, visit the Education New Zealand website.